Giving....And how you can help!

Last night I posted about having a heavy heart after hearing about 9 year old Karrie Dodez passing away from her battle with cancer. I want to help her family in anyway that I can so of course the first thought was flowers than I read in her obituary that they would much rather have donations than flowers. But i wanted to do something more than just donate, I know that sounds lame but I want to do something personal for her parents, as a parent myself I cannot even imagine losing a child. I just know how grateful I am when I have a rough patch (miscarriage) that others are there for me, meaning all of you! There is so much love and thoughtfulness out here in blog land and I just want us to share our love and prayers with Karrie's parents. 

Becky, Britt and I (you are welcome to join) are going to go in together and get them a canvas print of a photo of Karrie for them to have forever. I know they probably have a gazillion paper pictures but I thought a special one on canvas would be a great keepsake. 

Ways to share your love....

*Pray for the family...especially on Sept 2 & 3 for visitation and the service

*Light a candle for Karrie

*Give blood & platelet donations to help others battling cancer

*Make a donation to their chosen charities 
Cookies for Kids' Cancer (neuroblastoma research), 31 Hoffmans Crossing Road, Califon, NJ 07830
Hospice and Palliative Care of Greater Wayne County, 2525 Back Orrville Rd, Wooster, OH 44691 Akron Children's Hospital Foundation, One Perkins Square, Akron, OH 44398. 

*Send them a special card (email me for their

*Leave a message on the funeral homes page for Karrie

To read more about her battle visit their website....

"Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return". Luke 6:38

If you have any other ideas of things to do that would be meaningful please let me know and I will add them to the list!! XOXO

Feel free to email me with any questions


  1. My post is done!
    So glad we did this!
    Email me later for more details on the canvas.

    oh, and I probably said your name like 0985409 times in my post... obsessed??


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  3. Allie - this really is heartbreaking. So touching though to hear about you all reaching out for this family. They are absolutely in my prayers.
    My husband and I actually make homemade cards as a hobby/mini-business, so I would love to send them one. Could you email the address? mccauley dot ca at gmail dot com